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Group to provide common algorithms
11/6/2014 10:00 AM EST
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DrFPGA
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Open source need not be less secure
DrFPGA   11/26/2014 10:05:33 AM
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If the right security features exist in hardware. That's why a required set of security hardware functions will probably be called out.

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louiskim   11/17/2014 8:08:23 PM
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To enhance manufacturers to utilize sensor fusion, it requires all relevant interface in common platform.  If open source can bring all sensor hardwares to work in common platform, it will work for value add or for proprietary even for open source.

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Jessica Lipsky   11/12/2014 6:28:42 PM
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I'm curious about the strength of security in an open sensor algorithm. Will our devices be easier to hack.

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LarryM99   11/11/2014 3:33:33 PM
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@Rick, open source will set the floor for fusion algorithm implementations but there will always be room for improved proprietary implementations that set higher ceilings. It does make life more difficult for companies trying to do that but it also raises the quality of the category in general by lowering the bar for new competitors in the space. If the open-source implementation is good enough, then the devices should become commodities. Case in point, right now I am fighting problems in a compass device that costs way too much to have the limitations that I am seeing. I would welcome competitors to that device right now...

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_hm   11/8/2014 7:03:34 PM
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This is very good effort. Will they also define common product definition so that product from this group are form-fit-function compatible and end user has advantage employing them in thier product?

 

 

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SV69   11/8/2014 12:39:40 AM
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GT Silicon (www.gt-silicon.com) has worked with the open source community (openshoe) to develop foot mounted inertial navigation devices with dead-reckoning.

please contact info@inertialelements.com for more information with the subject line [EETIMES SV69].

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DrFPGA   11/7/2014 11:47:34 AM
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Good point. Seems like thats why most of the successful open source IP has been for simple things like interfaces. Maybe more complex algorithms are a good next step, but the trick will be providing a framework that innovation can leverage and not be constrained by...

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Disrupter and accelerator
rick merritt   11/6/2014 11:17:45 AM
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Sounds like a good resource as long as they don't make open source something you were hoping was your value added algorithm.

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